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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:18 pm 
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Hi Guys,

It was recently my birthday, and my parents are very keen on purchasing me a gift. I purchased a Tarmac SL3 Expert last summer and as of yet, it is completely stock.

Aside from wheels (which I'm going to purchase at the end of the season), what parts generally give the biggest bang for the buck weight-savings wise?

I'd like to get a new all-carbon cockpit but haven't had the bike fit properly yet so am not keen on going ahead and buying bars/stem if they're the wrong size.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Budget probably around 2-400?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:26 pm 
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The next place I would go would be the seatpost/bar/stem. the stock ones are strong but bulky and for 200-400 dollars you can probably get a decent alu bar and lightweight stem. I would save the money and upgrade the components asap.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:06 pm 
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Components? From Ultegra to Dura-Ace?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:41 pm 
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Welcome aboard! I ride with two guys who has these bikes, in Ultegra Di2 form. The bikes come pretty well equipped, but could definitely use better wheels (keep in mind the width of the wheels is very important here - don't go buying Zipp 303's!), and a better cockpit is advisable.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:56 pm 
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Wheel width is huge on any bike now but I have 303's (Carbon Clinchers) on my S-Works Venge and they work great. I have 404's as well but they are older and the rim shape before the Fire Crest. Personally I feel the 303's would be a great match for your bike if they fit, I love mine. Had an older pair that were super light and demoed these last summer in Colorado. See what you can demo from your shop. Wheels are not cheap even if they are Aluminum and you should make sure you are going to like what you buy. I purchased a pair of Mavic Exalith Ksyriums and could not get them to shut up so I had to sell them for next to nothing just to get rid of them.


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303's won't fit on the SL3's. You'd be amazed at how narrow the space between the chainstays is.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:31 pm 
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I appreciate the comments, especially about the wheel thickness as I hadn't thought of that and would probably go out and buy a set of wheels without test-filling them.

As far as components, I'd still like to upgrade some parts for maximum weight to dollar savings. Seat-post or ? As I said, stem and bar are gonna wait until I get fit professionally.

Thanks.


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first, get a professional fitting. then worry about throwing parts at the bike.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:50 pm 
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OK Seatpost it is....!

Thanks!


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